Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis December 12 – 18

Monday December 12, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

Holiday music abounds, so get out and hear some of it live with these Bands of Note:

Monday, December 12 – At City Music, a music store in South County, there’s a Gypsy Jazz Jam, hosted by local master guitarist Paul Davis. Paul, a devotee of Django Reinhardt, leads a group of professional and aspiring musicians the second Monday of every month. Come sit in, or just sit and listen. 7:00, free.

Thursday, December 15 – Beat it to Cicero’s to hear the Rhythm Tribe, a newer group whose music crosses several genres. Doors open at 8:30, $8.

Friday, December 16 – Local Deadheads love Jake’s Leg, a Grateful Dead-inspired tribute band. This quintet of excellent musicians, some of whom have played together for 40 years, improvises and jams to an extent that every show is as unique as it is danceable. Tonight they are at West County’s Sky Music Lounge. 9:30, $10.

Friday, December 16thOn the third Friday of every month, the ever cool Third Degree Glass Factory throws a party for all ages. It features original art, glass blowing demonstrations, and great gifts for sale. The band this month is Pandora’s Café, a newer local group that does jazzy takes on singer/songwriter hits of the 1960s and 1970s … and jazzy holiday tunes of course. Doors open at 7:00, free.

Sunday, December 18 – Take a break from shopping and head over to Broadway Oyster Bar, where local treasure Brian Curran will sooth your soul with his amazing Delta Blues guitar playing and singing. 2:00, free.

What the Locals Know: Lindenwood, a local four-year university, has a beautiful looking and sounding performing arts center. Saturday, December 17th, saxophonist Kenny G will be playing his hits along with holiday tunes.

Music Note of Note: When you’re driving to go hear that local band, get in the holiday spirit via one of several local radio stations that play songs of the seasons continuously: KLOU (103.3) and KEZK (102.5) will get you in the holiday mood!

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